Rhonda Watkins Named UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week

May 29, 2007

Sophomore Rhonda Watkins (Port of Spain, Trinidad/Bishop Anstey HS) of the UCLA Women's Track & Field team was selected as the UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for May 21-28.

Watkins won her second consecutive long jump crown at the NCAA West Region Championships in Eugene, OR last weekend, as the sophomore put forth one of the top performances in the world this year. Watkins jumped a lifetime-best (non-wind-aided) 22-4.50 to win the long jump competition, out-distancing the rest of the field by a foot and a half. Her mark moves her to No. 2 in the world this season, and she maintains her spot as the top collegiate jumper in the NCAA. It also broke the 19-year-old Pac-10 record set by former Bruin Gail Devers in 1988. Watkins now ranks second all-time at UCLA behind only track great Jackie Joyner-Kersee. The sophomore also finished third in the high jump (5-11.25) and automatically qualified for both the long and high at the NCAA Championships.

This is Watkins' third UCLA/Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week honor of the season and of her career.

Also nominated: Gavin Brooks, Baseball; Tiffany Joh, W. Golf; Brandon Johnson, M. Track & Field; Tracy Lin, W. Tennis.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Saturday, Jan 16
vs. Lumberjack Team ...
Flagstaff, AZ
Recap
Friday, Jan 22
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Saturday, Jan 23
vs. DeLoss Dodds ...
Manhattan, KS
Recap
Friday, Jan 29
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Saturday, Jan 30
vs. Razorback ...
Fayetteville, AR
Recap
Friday, Feb 05
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Saturday, Feb 06
vs. Frank Sevigne Husker ...
Lincoln, NE
Recap
Friday, Feb 12 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 13 - All Day PST
vs. Husky Classic
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 20 - 7:00 AM PST
vs. Alex Wilson ...
Notre Dame, IN
Friday, Feb 26 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Feb 27 - TBA PST
vs. MPSF Championships
Seattle, WA
Saturday, Mar 05 - All Day PST
vs. Ben Brown ...
Fullerton, CA
Friday, Mar 11 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Saturday, Mar 12 - TBA PST
vs. NCAA Indoor ...
Birmingham, AL
Tuesday, Mar 22 - 4:00 PM PST
vs. Jim Bush Collegiate ...
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 01 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 02 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Bruin Legends of ...
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Apr 09 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Rafer Johnson/Jackie ...
Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, Apr 14 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Friday, Apr 15 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - All Day PST
vs. Mt. SAC Relays
Norwalk, CA
Saturday, Apr 16 - 12:00 PM PST
vs. Texas A&M
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Apr 22 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Saturday, Apr 23 - All Day PST
vs. Triton Invitational
San Diego, CA
Sunday, May 01 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
Saturday, May 07 - All Day PST
vs. Occidental ...
Eagle Rock, CA
Sunday, May 08 - All Day PST
vs. Pac-12 Championships ...
Seattle, WA
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